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on arrival in the current form. >>> and senator john mccain says that chuck hagel will be probably confirmed as the next secretary. he believes he has enough votes to win the vote next week when the senate reconvenes. >>> and in russia, they are trying to calm down after that meteor plowed through friday. some say they are afraid to stand by the windows remembering that cosmic explosion. it injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. >>> john lennon's killer wrote chilling letters and sent them to the officer who arrested him. now the officer is speaking out for the first time. mark david chapman wrote steve spiro in 1983. he wanted to be friends with the officer, and he had other questions and requests as we. i spoke earlier with officer steve spiro. >> reporter: steve, what did you think when the letters were showing up in the mailbox and they are fascinating to read. what did you think? >> i was shocked. i said, why are you sending this to me? but when you spent five hours with somebody, you get to know them a little bit. and he was -- he was still selling himself t
will probably get what he wants. weighing the odds with senator john mccain. >>> and guns and immigration. before bills governing either become law, they first go through the judiciary committees. a conversation with senator judiciary chairman, patrick leahy, about the art of the doable on two of the most contentious issues of our time. >>> plus, five days from the next fiscal cliffhanger on forced spending cuts. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> deal or more hyperbole? we will ask our political package, former governor haley barbour, jackie calmes, of the "new york times." i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> with five days to go until automatic spending cuts kick in, the obama administration is ratcheting up warnings about aircraft carriers that can't make it to the persian gulf and commercial airlines that won't fly. if you are planning on flying anywhere in the next month or so the transportation secretary warns you should brace for more flight delays and longer wait times at airport security c
. they've never had a fight. anybody who has seen john mccain or many of the other senators who were on that panel do questioning before, i remember john mccain grilling don rumsfeld in hearings. i remember john mccain grilling secretary baker in hearings. it's their job. they are there to advise and consent. somebody needs to put these candidates through a scrutiny. the questions need to get asked. >> what about the relevance of the questions they asked, that they were old questions. >> oh, don, look. a lot of it goes to -- chuck hagel couldn't answer questions about things he said ten years ago, and he couldn't answer questions, for example, about the united states policy towards iran. he couldn't answer any questions. basically, the only question he answered accurately was when he got a softball question from senator jack reed who asked him how he got the job. and he said he had told president obama he wasn't qualified. that's probably the only truth he said in that entire hearing. it was a hearing that was full of chuck hagel saying i should have said, i meant to say, let me clar
and tense questions from the colleagues, including one-time senator john mccain. >> that is a direct question, i want a direct answer. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> will the record show -- >> reporter: that exchange centered on hagel's past opposition to the iraq surge, a surge that senator john mccain championed. he looked at past statements. >> no one individual statement defines me. my believes or my record. >> reporter: he insisted he will lead, not follow, at the pentagon and around the world. >> america must engage in the world. not to retreat from the world. >> reporter: for hours, one republican after another accused the two-term nebraska senator of shading his true believes. among their concerns, past statements criticizing israel. >> do you think that it is right that israel was committing a "sickening slaughter" as you said in the senate? >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate? >> your use of intimidation? i should have used influence. >> reporter: more focus on this area, where he looked
are facing major hurdles. senator john mccain says he may filibuster chuck hagel's nomination if the president doesn't get more information on the attack in benghazi and a hold on general renan if he doesn't get answers about the use of drones in the united states of america. that's an issue we talked about last week when i asked the chairman of the house intelligence committee that very question, whether he could see a time when drowns were used against american citizens on american soil. >> i don't think we'll ever get there. i think it's very, very important to understand that the legal justification for using an air strike against an enemy, no matter their citizenship, is long standing in this country. they no longer have the benefit of u.s. citizenship to protect them when they're on foreign land fighting the battle of the united states. >> earlier, i spoke with rand paul of kentucky and asked him if he thinks he is wrong. >> well, he didn't say no. what i want to hear from john brennan before i agree to let his nomination go forward, that no cia or the department of defe
. >> haters. >> john mccain has been in everything lately, from the benghazi debate to the nomination of chuck hagel. perhaps now a former friend to be a defense secretary. he hit both topics hard this morning on "meet the press." here he is referring to the cover up over benbenghazi. >> of what? >> of the information of concerning the deaths of four brave americans. the information has not been forthcoming. you can obviously believe that it has. i know that it hasn't and i'll be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> is he correct? is there a white house cover up when it comes to the white house attack? >> he sure seems to think so. i don't know why he is so you know, hell bent on trying to find more answers after we've gotten everyone who was directly involved on the record. i really am just wondering if he's just doing this to try to shore up his crede as far as being the military's voice and making sure the servicemen and women know he will fight for them every step of the way. >> it does seem like john mccain has been on the mission lately. he's going aft
flying in the president's air space. >>> senator john mccain has been lead i leading the republican charge against the response in benghazi as well as the nominee of chuck hagel. does mccain have a bigger strategy in play or is he just trying to get to the truth? i talked about it to l.z. gra granderson and ana navarro, and i started with the tough new comments from mccain on "meet the press." >> you said a cover-up, and a cover-up of what? >> of the information of concerning the deaths of four brave americans. the information has not been forthcoming. you can obviously believe that it has, but i know that it hasn't. and i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> l.z., is he correct? is there a white house cover-up when it comes to the 9/11 attack on the consulate and benghazi in libya? >> well, he sure seems to think so. i don't know why he is so hell bent on trying the find more answers after we have gotten pretty much everyone who was directly involved with what happened in benghazi already on the record. i really am just wondering if he do
to show you what john mccain said on fox. he said, there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly and said he was the worst president since herbert hoover, said the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war. which is nonsense. antihis own party, people don't forget that. is this hagel fight about policy or is it about a political payback? >> this is all about politics. when you listen to that quote from john mccain and you watch the way he and his colleagues conducted themselves, they look like an infomercial for anger management therapy. it was truly nothing more than a grudge match. we have almost 70,000 soldiers in combat in afghanistan representing us, fighting for our country and also protecting each other. we need to have a strong figure coordinating the pentagon. and the tactics that you see mccain and the republicans engaging in clearly undermine the next secretary of defense who they all acknowledge is going to be chuck hagel. the other issue, don, is politics in the context of political preservation
the who you senator john mccain talked about what he would like to see happen on "state of the union." let's listen to that. >> but i won't blame totally the president of the united states. but the president leads. he should be calling us from somewhere, camp david you wherever, and discuss the cuts. >> reporter: one thing we have been seeing the blame game, trying to make the american public feel like one party is more responsible for all the bad things that are going to happen if these cut goes through, like these long airport lines and no more fun for food safety inspections, that sort of thing. there's a new poll out by pew and "usa today" that suggests the white house may have the upper hand here winning this argument it is the gop to blame. 31% of those polled said they would blame president obama if these forced spending cuts go through. 49% would blame republicans in congress and only about 11% would blame both sides, frederica. >> and we have heard a bit about what agencies would be hit, such as transportation, even defense. are there any departments or agencies that might be exem
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of presidents day break. very rare to filibuster a cabinet pick. i want to show you what john mccain said on fox. he said, there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly and said he was the worst president since herbert hoover, said the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war. is this hagel fight about policy or is it about a political payback? >> this is all about politics. when you listen to that quote from john mccain and you watch the way he and his colleagues conducted himself, they look like an infomercial for anger management therapy. it was truly nothing more than a grudge match. we have almost 70,000 soldiers in combat in afghanistan representing us, fighting for our country and also protecting each other. we need to have a strong figure coordinating the pentagon. and the tactics that you see mccain and the republicans engaging in clearly undermine the next secretary of defense who they all acknowledge is going to be chuck hagel. the other issue, don, is politics in the context of political preservation.
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
and you know, john mccain is actually the perfect example of why it is about the man himself, and that is he said last night after he had kind of given lots of different explanations, all of them i think are credible from his point of view, that the real fundamental thing that has bothered most of hagel's fellow republicans here, former colleagues here, is the way that he defied his party, defied his president, then george w. bush, on iraq, and that really did not sit well with many republicans here, and they remember that. it's a whole bunch of other issues but that at its core is the fundamental problem. >> so rich, i'll ask you as a republican strategy, are the concerns over chuck hagel serious enough to filibuster and block confirmation? that's the first time this has before happened in the history of u.s. politics. >> well, everybody says that, but that would get two thumbs up in the political fact check so john bolten was blocked and the ambassador to the u.n. was a cabinet level slot. the republicans i think dana have said that they'll probably let this thing go after
they wouldn't block hagel, like john mccain, reversed themselves. demanding next week's senate recess to study the nomination and ask for questions. >> i think during the break, it is sufficient time to get any additional questions answered, and i will vote in favor of cloture on the date we get back, and i believe my colleagues would also -- a number of my colleagues would do the same. >> another vote to try to stop the hagel filibuster is already on the schedule a little less than two week from now. hagel should be confirmed as the next defense secretary after a very tough time from former colleagues in the senate. >>> home at last. the 4,200 people stranded on that crippled carnival cruiseship are on land. "triumph" docked around 10:00 p.m. eastern time and for several hours after that passengers came streaming off, one by one, many priaising the crew. >>> the former disgraced san diego mayor has sut a deal to repay $2 million she allegedly stole from her late husband's charity. maureen o'conner gambled away over $1 million when she raided the charity. she also agreed to treatment for her g
of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only time on the record that i've ever said that.
that on the republican side, john mccain included, reversed themselves. they felt a lot of pressure from fellow republicans who did want more time and they bent to that pressure. >> let me bring in gloria borger. you need 60 votes to break a filibuster. the vote is still happening right now. so they -- that means even if all 55 democrats, 53 democrats, two independents, they vote to break it, you still need five republicans and there aren't five republicans, apparently, who are willing to vote against the majority of the republicans. >> right. and as dana points out, that is the case right now. when they come back from their break, that will probably change and the white house really did go on this full-court press, both jessica yellin and i have been reporting today that the white house said, look, i had wanted senior administration officials say to me that the notion that they would stop backing chuck hagel and would actually withdraw his nomination, he called that insane to me. insane. and what he also said is that they are not quite sure what the republicans want other than delay. is this a
chuck hagel, and a fight it was. senate republicans, most notably john mccain, have effectively blocked his confirmation at least for now. they are demanding more information from president obama on the attack in benghazi. joining me as they do every week on cnn, democratic strategist maria cordona and amy holmes, editor for "the blaze." maria, i'll start with you. >> good morning. >> talk about a testy confirmation hearing. is this just the latest part of some playground, or do you think there's more to this? >> i think it is absolutely the latest in partisan politics, susan. and i think it doesn't bode well for the republicans. they already have a perception from the american people that this is the party of no, the party of obstruction. the party that just wants to deny president obama whatever it is that he is asking for. and they haven't really offered anything positive for the american people to support them on. and i think this is just the latest in that. and you see it from their own words, they said, look, this is just a hold, we're not going to -- we just need him to wait for
, john mccain, and todd coburn have all told us they would oppose a filibuster if it came to that. we don't know when the vote will happen. first he has to go through committee. that will likely happen later this week. the senate vote will happen shortly after that. this is, again, some really enterprising reporting from our producers, ted stray felt and rachel bashaw. >>> looking better for chuck hagel. wouldn't have to worry about a filibuster. even though someone like john mccain wouldn't vote for a filibuster, it's at least clear to me based on his questioning and statements, he won't vote at the same time to confirm him either. >> correct. that's correct. when it comes to the floor, would he vote against -- potentially vote against. he hasn't said that for sure. potentially vote against hagel's nomination. the question at this point is whether or not hagel would be blocked altogether, whether or not they could get to that point. mccain has said he would not participate in that kind of filibuster. >> maybe we can forget about a filibuster. dan i dana doing excellent reporting. >>> a c
: good morning, john. the key here is senator john mccain. we learned wednesday frp aiom a to mccain that he was reconsidering his pledge not to filibuster the nomination in order to put pressure on the white house to provide more information about the benghazi attack. this is just the latest sign of trouble for hagel. >> the debate on chuck hagel is not over. >> reporter: another roadblock in chuck hagel's quest to take over at the pentagon. >> we don't have the information we need and i am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through until we get answers. >> reporter: republican lindsey graham repeating a threat to block the vote until he gets an answer from the white house on whether the president called libyan officials the night of the deadly benghazi attack. this after a sometimes bitter debate in the normally bipartisan senate armed services committ committee. texas republican ted cruz demanded to know more about hagel's speeches. >> we do not know, for example, if he received compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups. it is at a mineral van
directly from saudi arabia, came directly from north korea -- >> that got him a smackdown from john mccain. >> no one on this committee at any time should impune his character or integrity. >> from democrats, suggestions of mccarthyiasm. >> it was rep nis sent of bad times. >> i do find it ironic in the course of labeling me, they also chide me for not respecting comedy. >> it's clear cruz did not run for senate to make friends. >> i find it amusing that those in washington are puzzled when someone actually does what they said they would do. >> now one gop senator i spoke to about cruz saying that even in the case of healthy egos, cruz stands out for his ego and a tea party activist said that, wolf, he could do well with a small dose of humor. but still it's very clear, talking to cruz, watching him, he relishes the kind of criticism. >> a lot of republicans will reject the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary but only three. he was one of them, rejected john kerry. why did he he reject john kerry? >> because john kerry has agreed to and supported too many international treati
, once in the stands for george w. bush. on the subject of dreams and nightmares, guess which one john mccain was having in 2007? a big yawn from harry reid in 2010. and for vice president biden, perhaps a moment of meditation in 2011. mr. biden's hands have their very own chapter in the state of the union history book. so much sitting and standing and clapping, easy to see why he might have a timing issue. >> less than 1%. >> reporter: -- there is the air boxing fist pump -- >> that dream is why the working class kid from scranton can sit behind me. >> reporter: and, of course, the palms to the sky shrug. >> nobody messes with joe. am i right? >> reporter: we have the constitution to thanks for this annual address. and even if the state of the union is animated, sleepy, or dreamy, according to the president -- >> the state of our union will always be strong. >> john berman, this is why i love you. let me just say this, shouldn't everyone in that sacred room just always sort of assume you can be on camera at any moment in time, right? on your best behavior. >> absolutely. drink 12 cups of cof
. you're in the going to get with not answering basic questions. >> reporter: john mccain, who said he would not go along with the hagel filibuster is reversing course saying he, too, wants answers about benghazi before letting hagel go through. >> it's the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered. what a shame. >> reporter: all this a day after the armed services committee approved hagel's nomination amid biting accusations. >> have you been paid by a foreign government. >> reporter: republican ted cruz demanding to know if hagel accepted money for speeches. >> it is a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from saudi arabia, came directly from north korea. i have no evidence to suggest that it is or isn't >> reporter: democrats lit into cruz. >> senator cruz has gone over the line. he basically has impugned the patriotism of the nominee. >> reporter: even mccain, opposed to hagel's nomination, says cruz went too far. >> senator hagel is an honorable man. h
. >> and john mccain has insisted that the white house was engaged in a coverup when it comes to benghazi. jim acosta at the white house, thanks very much. >>> coming up in our next hour, i'm going to speak live with the white house press secretary jay karn near. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. we'll speak about tr issues including the forced budget cuts. c. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. a. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. r. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. n. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. e. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. y. we'll speak about this and other issues including the forced budget cuts. . . .... ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advanta
like john mccain who say, why don't we just go home? why would we give this added authority to the president. and then in talking to senior administration officials, they are saying, quote, that it is a cynical device, and it is a complete sham. and the reason they believe that, as one put it to me, is, look, it is like telling somebody, okay, we know you have to cut two of your fingers off, but you get to choose which ones. not much of a choice. >> okay. gloria borger, my thanks to you. >> sure. >> while gloria was discussing, washington leaders back and forth at one another. they are standing together to honor rosa parks. there he is, speaking earlier, president obama, also had congressional leaders and more than 50 of her relatives gather, at the capital to unveil this bronze statue of her. she stands nine feet tall. she is the first black woman to be honored with a statue there. >> rosa parks' singular act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. it is b
. you're not going to get away with not answering basic questions. >> reporter: john mccain, who had said that he would not go along with the hagel filibuster is reversing course, saying he too wants answers about benghazi before letting hagel go through. >> it's the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered. what a shame. >> reporter: all this a day after the armed services committee approved hagel's nomination on a party line vote, amid biting accusations. >> have you been paid directly by a foreign government? >> reporter: republican ted cruz demanding to know if hagel accepted money from speeches from foreign countries that oppose u.s. interests. >> it is at a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from saudi arabia, came directly from north korea. and i have no evidence to suggest that it is or isn't. >> reporter: democrats lit into cruz. >> that senator cruz has gone over the line. he basically has impugned the patriotism of the nominee. >> reporter:
chuck hagel this week in his bid to become defense secretary. joining me now is republican senator john barrasso from wyoming. senator, thanks for being here. >> thank you, candy. >> something caught our eye that senator mccain said in explaining the republican -- part of the republican resistance to hagel in which he says it goes back to there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly, at one point said he was the worst president since herbert hoover and said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war which is nonsense and was very anti his own party and people. people don't forget that. is this a revenge vote? mean, this seems -- i understand that people, a lot of republicans who personally don't like chuck hagel but is that a vote against him? >> that's not a reason. the reason is if anyone saw his testimony. it was very unsettling. it was weak and wobbly, and, you know, you want competence and confidence in the person that is going to be secretary of defense, and what we saw was a lot of confusi
to have those questions answered. >> what happened was a handful of republican senators, including mccain, had promised not to support a filibuster and reversed themselves to go along with the majority of republicans who wanted to delay this. john, the idea is that there's going to be a vote already on the schedule about ten days from now, the idea is that he will be confirmed then, that's what many republican senators who voted no yesterday said they will vote yes then but we have seen this roller coaster and a lot of people out there are trying to dig up some new dirt to bring hagel down. >> dana, that's what the plan is but little has gone as planned. dana bash in washington, nice to see you. >> you, too. >>> president obama returns to his adopted hometown of chicago for the latest in a series of campaign style events promoting his second term agenda that includes gun control. the president will speak to high school students about guns and the need for tougher laws to curb the deadly violence that's been devastating chicago. >>> up next, he is charged with murder, but oscar pistorius s
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